Ryan Braun back in top 3 to start All Star Game →
Ryan Braun, who dropped in 4th place last week behind SF Giants’ Melky Cabrera, is now back in the top three this week. He is at 3,168,617 votes, ahead of Cabrera with 3,045,884. Voting for ASG ends this Thursday at 10:59 PM CT.
However, I have been told that if Matt Kemp is still on the disabled list come then, that both Cabrera and Braun will be starting.
In other Braun news, he currently is tied with Carlos Beltran for the most homeruns in the National League (20), and ended his 18-game hitting streak last night against the Reds.
Ladies and gents, the Brewers have their first sweep of the season, and it was against the best team in the National League. Not to mention they did this with a majority of backup guys for injured players.
(cue the hand raises)
Brewers facts of the day (4/12/12)
- If the Brewers sweep the Cubs, it will be the first time they have ever swept the Cubs in a 4-game series.
- Corey Hart is batting cleanup in today’s lineup. This is the fifth time in his career. The last time he batted cleanup was on 7/8/10 against the San Francisco Giants.
- Fun Fact: Rickie Weeks only needs to get hit by five more pitches to reach 100 HBP in his career.
- Corey Hart currently has a 5-game hitting streak. Let’s hope he can make it to 6!
- Brewers have had six games with six homeruns in each. The last time they did that was the beginning of 2007.
- Yesterday’s game (4/11/12) was Norichika Aoki’s first major league start. He was 2 for 3 against the Cubbies.
- John Axford recorded his 45th consecutive save in yesterday’s game. He is in the Top 5 closers with highest consecutive saves of all time.
- Brewers are currently 4-2.
- Matt Garza, RHP for Cubs, was 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA against the Brewers in 2011.
"I think it’s a travesty. It’s a National League franchise. I think if they were going to do something like that, Milwaukee’s the choice to go back to the American League; they’re historically an American League franchise…Even when I retire and live here in Houston, I don’t want to go watch American League baseball. I’d like to have a National League team."
I’m not rooting for the NL just because…
#St. Louis Cardinals
…my favorite baseball team are the 2011 central champs (Milwaukee Brewers) of said league. Just because the Cardinals are the current team representing the National League, does not mean I will root for them. HELL NO. I hate the Cardinals, with a passion. If the Cubs were in the same position, I’d say to hell with them and choose the American League. I don’t get these people that were so big on the Brewers this season and then start rooting for the Cards now that the Brewers are long gone. Stupid fair weather fans. Go like some other sport, like the Packers which are apparently undefeated this season from what I hear.
Go American League, go Texas Rangers! There’s nothing more that I want than Tony La Russa to use “lights” as an excuse for St. Louis losing the World Series.